In This Issue
PBS&J submitted the Final Design Criteria Package (DCP) for the runway structures over Federal Highway and the FEC Railroad. The Request For Proposal and the DCP on the runway structures were released to the five short-listed teams.
The PBS&J Team is also working on three Design Packages related to the south runway construction.
Terminal 4 Gate Replacements
PGAL/Zyscovich (PZ) continues to work on the Terminal 4 building design.
Broward County Real Property Section, Broward County Aviation Department, and outside counsel are continuing with the property assessment to acquire the Hilton Hotel and Dania Boat Sales properties.
Activities expected in the first half of 2011:
· PZ will complete the Schematic Design for Terminal 4.
· The five short-listed teams will submit their cost estimates and design packages to design and build the runway structures over Federal Highway and the FEC Railroad.
Activities expected in the second half of 2011:
· Broward County will select one team to design and start construction on the runway structures over the FEC railroad and Federal Highway.
· Demolition of the former Port Everglades ID office and Lancaster Steel buildings will make way for the south runway expansion.
· Preliminary construction will begin on the western phase of Terminal 4.
In February, 2011, the contractor, the acoustical window manufacturer, and the door manufacturer completed their final measurements of the windows and doors scheduled for replacement. The window and door manufacturers are now building these windows and doors.
Noise Mitigation Program
West Lake Park was identified as an ideal mitigation area due to its proximity to the airport and the need for exotic plant removal under Broward County’s Park Master Mitigation Plan. The Park is located at 751 Sheridan Street in Hollywood.
Work is well underway at West Lake Park to restore habitat and provide shoreline protection for existing mangroves. In preparation for the south runway expansion, FLL is contributing $6.8 million dollars to the mitigation project.
West Lake Park contains 63+ acres of exotic plant areas and spoil islands. Dirt
from the excavation of the Intracoastal Waterway and West Lake make up the spoil islands. Habitat restoration includes scraping down the spoil islands to create mudflats, channels, tidal pools, and mangrove areas. Workers using heavy machinery removed the exotic plants (non-native) on the spoil islands that were not scraped down. Crews hand planted some 46,000 native plants to create upland hammocks. The spoil islands that previously contained only one or two exotic plant species now have 21 different native hammock plant species.
With habitat restoration almost complete, work has shifted to protecting existing mangroves along the Intracoastal Waterway. Wave action from boats has eroded the shoreline and continually threatens the existing mangroves. Work crews are now installing about 4,700 feet of riprap crib along the shoreline south of Sheridan Street.
The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2011. It will require five years of observation and habitat monitoring. Visit the West Lake Park web site.
FLL is implementing another easy and convenient way to pay for airport parking. Beginning in late May, travelers will be able to use their Sun Pass transponder in our parking garages. Here’s how it works:
· You must set up your Sun Pass account with auto replenish.
· When you arrive at the airport, follow the signage to parking.
· Choose the Sun Pass lane when you enter and when you leave.
· The charge will be deducted from your Sun Pass account automatically.
There is no additional charge for using Sun Pass. It’s one more reason to park at the airport so you can “Breeze in and Breeze out”. For more information on Sun Pass Prepaid Toll Program, visit www.sunpass.com or call 888-865-5352.
(John Bowen, Mirror Image, 2010)
The Art of Being There, an exhibition by artist John Bowen, is now on display at the Lee Wagener Art Gallery located in Terminal 2 Departure Level. The exhibit is scheduled to run through July 4, 2011.
John Bowen was born in New York City. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as an illustrator, where he served eight years, including one year in Vietnam documenting the airlift operations for South Vietnam. Bowen moved to South Florida in 1970, and spent 45 years in the commercial art field - the past 30 of those years, painting watercolors.
Total passenger traffic at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for March 2011 showed 19 consecutive months of positive growth. Total traffic for March 2011 was up 8.3%. International traffic was up 16% and was the 7th consecutive month of double-digit growth.
The Legacy carriers all saw increases in March 2011:
· American up 41.4%
· Continental up 22.0% (impact of United’s entry into the market)
· US Airways up 4.0% (second consecutive month of positive growth)
· Delta up 1.2%
Most of the low-cost carriers also experienced increases with Spirit up 16.2%, JetBlue up 11.5%, and Southwest increased by 2.8%.
Recent additions in service included Vision Airlines to Louisville, Kentucky, Condor Airlines to Germany, and Spirit Airlines to Charleston, West Virginia. Future new service includes Spirit service to Dallas Fort Worth in May, San Salvador, El Salvador, and Toluca, Mexico in June.
Condor Airlines resumed non-stop service to Frankfurt, Germany with weekly flights that began on Friday, April 22, 2011.
The German airline, Condor Flugdienst GmbH, was established in 1956 and continues as one of the leading carriers to over 60 destinations worldwide. Condor's fleet of 34 Aircraft includes Airbus 320, Boeing 757-300 and Boeing 767-300. Introducing Premium Economy Class service last year on 767 aircraft, increased options for Condor's long haul passengers. Parent company of Condor is the Thomas Cook Group Plc.
For more information or reservations, visit Condor.
AirTran is taking off from Terminal 3 and settling in Terminal 1, Concourse C. In an effort to better balance traffic in our four terminals, the Aviation Department will relocate AirTran on May 24. This will relieve some of the congestion in Terminal 3.
AirTran began service at FLL in December 1994. The airline operates 17 daily departures to nine U.S. cities and carries 3,500 passengers to/from FLL daily. AirTran is FLL’s seventh largest carrier with five percent of the market share. When AirTran and Southwest combine forces, the airline will be the largest carrier at FLL.
For more information or reservations on AirTran, visit their web site.